Knee replacement at Spire Bushey Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,445

At Spire Bushey Hospital, we use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations and personalised aftercare to help get you get the most from your knee replacement.

During a knee replacement operation, your consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint to relieve pain and stiffness.

Our consultants use revolutionary robotic-assisted technology for knee replacements with the Navio™ surgical system, read more about pioneering treatment here.

Sometimes also called

  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2–5 days

  • Procedure duration
    1–2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Bushey

Spire Bushey is one of North London and Hertfordshire’s leading private hospitals for orthopaedic (bone and muscle) services and we take pride in delivering high-quality care. Our comprehensive knee replacement service includes surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses. They’ll tailor a treatment and care plan to meet your needs and help you to get the most from your operation.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Bushey Hospital

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Knee replacement Fees
Initial consultation £250
Treatment £13,195
Aftercare Included
Guide price £13,445
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£294
Representative example
Loan amount £11,695
Deposit £1,500
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £14,112

Spire Bushey Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire Bushey

At Spire Bushey, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We also offer some of the latest surgical techniques, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • Minimally invasive knee replacement – intended to improve recovery time and reduce scarring
  • NAVIO surgical system - an advanced robot assisted system that works in conjunction with the surgeon's skilled hands to achieve precise positioning of components during surgery, to improve function, feel and longevity of the knee implant

Our facilities offer five operating theatres, three with laminar flow which regulates air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Bushey

Getting here

Spire Bushey Hospital and Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre are situated within easy access to the M1/M25 motorways, underground and overground train stations. We have free parking on both sites for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place at Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre which offers the latest facilities and diagnostics. All of our rooms are accessible, making things easier if you have difficulty walking.

Our dedicated orthopaedic consultants specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal (bone and muscle) conditions. Here’s what will happen before your treatment:

  • If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, your consultant may recommend our advanced scanning, imaging and diagnostic technologies to look at your knee and help them understand the cause of your pain or mobility problems
  • Once you’ve been diagnosed or if you have a referral, your consultant will then discuss treatment options with you
  • Before recommending a knee replacement, they may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections or knee arthroscopy first

Your consultations give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations, needs and desires. Your consultant will then be able to outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you.

Full knee replacement surgery

Watch how a knee replacement surgery takes place

Knee replacement: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, our ward staff will show you to your room and get you settled in. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your lounge while you have your operation.

Your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be completely asleep. However, sometimes it’s preferable or necessary to have an epidural (spinal) anaesthetic, where you’re numb from the waist down. If so, your anaesthetist can give you sedatives to help you relax during the operation.

During your operation

Your consultant will make the necessary incisions and begin to remove worn or damaged areas of your knee joint. They’ll then fit your new knee and close your incisions.

The operation should take no more than a couple of hours. You’ll start your recovery at Spire Bushey, staying with us for two to five days.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

Our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any pain from the surgery. Everyone experiences pain differently and they’ll make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for knee replacement surgery:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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Day 1

Stand using a walking aid

2–5 days

Leave hospital

1 week

Walk with a walking aid

4–6 weeks

May be able to drive

6 weeks

Walk without crutches

3 months–1 year

No more pain and swelling

2 years

Full recovery

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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